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Congratulations to Vanderbilt Kennedy Science Day Selected Poster Presenters and Poster Award Recipients!

Updated on 2/2/2009 11:51:33 AM.






Poster Award Recipients (Left to right)
Bryan Cawthon, AJ Baucum, Richard Gustin, David Lund, Natasha Matthews, Robin Jones, Lisa de la Mothe, Ayan Ghoshal

Trainee Presentation

  • Postdoctoral Fellow—Tricia Thornton-Wells, Ph.D.
  • Mentor: Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
  • Presentation Title: Music Magnetism: An fMRI Study of Music Processing in Williams Syndrome

Selected Trainee Research Poster Presentations

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Brent Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Mentor—Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
  • Presentation and Poster Title—Beyond Prozac: Generation and Characterization of SSRI Insensitive Transgenic Mice

Systems Neuroscience

  • Graduate Trainee—Jeremiah Cohen
  • Mentor—Jeffrey Schall, Ph.D.
  • Presentation and Poster Title—Timing of Target Selection Between Visual Cortex and Frontal Eye Field

Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research

  • Graduate Trainee—Leslie Dowell
  • Mentor—Mark Wallace, Ph.D.
  • Presentation and Poster Title—Changes in Unisensory and Multisensory Temporal Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders

VKC Science Day Research Poster Awards

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Undergraduate Trainee—Bryan Cawthon
  • Mentor—Kevin Ess, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Requirement of the Tsc1 Gene for GABAergic Interneuron Formation
  • Graduate Trainee—Richard Gustin
  • Mentor—Roger Colbran, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Calcium-Calmodulin Dependent Kinase II (CaMKII)
  • Graduate Trainee—David Lund, B.S.
  • Mentor—Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Acetylcholine Release in Choline Transporter Heterozygous Mice is Supported by Barium and Strontium As Well As Calcium
  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Anthony “AJ” Baucum, Ph.D.
  • Mentor—Roger Colbran, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Caveats of Proteomics Approaches in Identifying Novel Spinophilin Interacting Proteins

Systems Neuroscience

  • Graduate Trainee—Ayan Ghoshal
  • Mentor—Ford Ebner, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Early Sensory Deprivation Blocks the Development of Neuronal Synchrony in Barrel Cortex
  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Lisa de la Mothe, Ph.D.
  • Mentor—Troy A. Hackett, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Connections of the Parabelt Auditory Cortex in the Marmoset Monkey
  • Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research
  • Graduate Trainee—Robin Jones, M.A.
  • Mentor—Edward G. Conture, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Emotional Reactivity and Regulation in Childhood Stuttering
  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Natasha Matthews, Ph.D.
  • Mentor—Sohee Park, Ph.D.
  • Poster Title—Interaction Between Working Memory Load and Gesture Imitation Ability in Schizophrenia

Research Poster Honorable Mentions

Systems Neuroscience

  • Gang Chen, mentor Anna Roe, "Why Maps for Horizontal Disparity Exist in V2 not in V1"
  • Reuben Fan, mentor Anna Roe, "Orientation Preference in Dorsal V3 of Prosimian Galagos"
  • Rebecca Ray, mentor David Zald, "Neural Bases of Self and Close Other Processing in Childrena nd Adults"

Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research

Graduate Students

  • Carolyn Shivers, mentor Julie Lounds Taylor, "Adult Siblings of Individuals with Mild Intellectual Deficits: Differences in Career Choices and Volunteerism"
  • Katerina Ntourou, mentor Edward Conture, "Effects of Concurrent Cognitive Processing on Picture Naming of Young Children Who Stutter: A Preliminary Study"
  • Leslie Dowell, mentor Mark Wallace, "Changes in Unisensory and Multisensory Temporal Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Graduate Students

  • Jeannette Stankowski, mentor BethAnn McLaughlin, "Role of HSC70 Interacting Protein Chip in Determining Cell Fate Following Ischemic Injury"
  • Ana Perdigoto, mentor Bruce Carter, "Differential Inhibitory Effects of Soluble and Membrane Bound MAG Assessed in Cerebellar and Cortical Neurons"
  • Mallory Hacker, mentor David Miller, "The Coenzyme Q Synthesis Gene CoQ-1 Protects C. elegans GABA Neurons from Calcium-Dependent Programmed Necrosis"

Post-doc

  • Barbara Thompson, mentor Pat Levitt, "Differential Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Neuronal Populations in the Developing Cerebral Cortex"

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